Fresh from six months on the road with American Mariachi, and reprising her role as Gloria Fajardo in the On Your Feet, first national tour, Doreen is so happy to be back home in NYC…with stories of love from the road, Broadway, and a sprinkle of American Soul/Latin Heart songs. With musical director, Jaime Lozano.
Doreen is a theatre/television/film performer and recording artist. She has recently released her solo album “American Soul/ Latin Heart” distributed by Broadway Records. Her song Te Sone written by Jaime Lozano from the album was pre selected for 2017 Latin Grammy consideration. Doreen has is currently living her dream playing Gloria Estefan’s mother “Gloria Fajardo” in the hit Broadway musical “On Your Feet”, the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan at the Marquis Theatre. The show performed a pre Broadway run in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre.
She toured the country in the First National tour of “Flashdance the Musical” in the role of Louise and performed the role of “Gloria Fajardo” in the lab workshop of the “On Your Feet” based on the life of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
An original cast member of the Tony Award winning “In The Heights” Performing as ,the Bolero Singer, as well as understudying the roles of Daniela, Camila, and Abuela Claudia respectively. She also is a recipient of 2007 Drama Desk award for best ensemble.
Doreen can be heard singing on many cd’s including 3 Broadway Cares Chirstmas Albums, Dare To Go Beyond, for Revolucion latina, the original cast recording of “In The Heights”, “Giant”, “Desiree” “Frida”, and more and in 2004 released her solo debut cd, “Volvere” with Meme Solis. Which was selected for 2005 Latin Grammy and American Grammy consideration. Doreen is currently recording her latest cd “Alma Americana/Corazon Latina (American Soul/Latin Heart).
Other theatre credits include workshop of new musical “The View Upstairs”, “Cubamor” at New York Live Arts, “The Piper” at Irish Repertory Theatre, AMAs reading of the new musical “The Countess of Storyville”, “Disenchanted” at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Broadway musical “In The Heights” ,Fantasy Mama, in “The Tenth Floor” Flora in “Magpie:” at the New York Music Theatre Festival (AMAS) as well as touring with the Comedy/Musical show “The Watercoolers”, The World premiere of Frank Loesser’s “Senor Discretion Himself”as “La Curandera”, Manhattan Theatre Club and The O’Neill Center’s Workshop of “In The Heights”Abuela “Claudia”, starring in the critically acclaimed one-woman musical “Havana Under The Sea” (Cecilia) Off Broadway at the Intar Theatre ; Where she won the 2003 Hola Award for Best Actress. and starring in the title role of La Lupe in “La Lupe, My Life,My Destiny”, “at the Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre.
A veteran of musical theatre Doreen has toured the country and starred in such productions as West Side Story (Anita), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Nunsense (Sr. Hubert), Sweet Charity (Nicky) among many others. Doreen has also taken her solo cabaret act around South America, the Carribbean , Mexico, and up and down The Mississippi River . She also performs in a show she created called “Ladies Night” in cabarets all around NYC as well as her solo show “I’ve just got to sing my song”. Doreen has performed at 54 Below, Joes Pub, BB Kings NYC, The Metropolitan Room, The Triad, The Laurie Beechman theatre. She is a recent alumni of the Eugene O’neill Cabaret Symposium in Waterford Ct.
Television/Film credits include: “”The Tale of Timmy Two Chins” SHowtime, “Elementary”, “Smash” NBC, “The Good Wife” CBS, “Law and Order”NBC, “One Life To Live” as Dr. Baez, and also on ABC’s “All My Children” as the voice of Consuelo (the telenovela soap star), and Clara the Chandler Maid. And the films “Tracked”, “Jack, Jules, Esther and Me”, “Hooray for Love”
She is an avid canoe/kayacker and splits her time between the Pocono Mountains and New York city where she resides with her husband Mike and her Lhasa, Bandit.